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United Way serves as the administrator of the local emergency food and shelter board.  


Licking County has been chosen to receive $72,116 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.


The deadline to apply for Phase 38 Funding is

Monday, January 25, 2020 at 12:00pm (NOON). 

To apply click above and create your e-C IMPACT account.

Final application will require a completed


which can be downloaded by clicking on BUDGET FORM above.

The money that is awarded to Licking County is used to supplement existing services that provide emergency food and shelter services in the county.  

The selection was made by a National Board, which is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and consists of representatives from United Way of America, The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; and National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

The local board, which is composed of representatives from the county is now charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas in our communities. The local board is seeking applications from qualified service organizations (please see detailed list of qualifications below) serving the county.

Eligibility to receive funds

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must:

  1. Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government (If private voluntary organization, must have a volunteer board)

  2. Have an accounting system

  3. Practice nondiscrimination (agencies with a religious affiliation, will not refuse service to an applicant based on religion, nor engage in religious proselytizing or religious counseling in any program receiving Federal funds).

  4. Areas eligible for funds as determined by the Local Board are: Served Meals, Other Food, Mass Shelter (on-site), Other Shelter, and Rent/Mortgage Assistance. Please view the application for further description.

  5. Must not have any outstanding reports due to the National Board.

  6. Have an FEIN and DUNS number.

Please reference the from located at the link below. All agencies receiving funds will be required to complete and sign the below document. If you are unable to meet those requirements you are ineligible to receive EFSP funding.



EFSP funds must be used to supplement food and shelter services and may not be used as seed money for new programs. The key responsibility of participating organizations is to provide assistance within the intent of the program.

Agencies may receive funds to provide food, shelter and supportive services, including, but not limited to:

  • Food services, such as congregate meals or groceries;

  • Lodging in a mass shelter, or in a hotel/motel or other off-site shelter facility limited to 30-days assistance per individual or household;

  • One month rent or mortgage assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure;

  • Utility assistance for one month of service for gas, electric and water service;

  • Supplies, including but not limited to cleaning supplies, and small equipment essential to feed or shelter people, not exceeding $300 per item.

Priorities and Criteria

The Local Board will consider the following priorities and criteria in allocation of Phase 38 funding:


  • Type of service - The Local Board has determined that Served Meals, Other Food, Mass Shelter (on-site), Other Shelter, and Rent/Mortgage Assistance are the highest priority needs in the county for this cycle of funding.

  • Geographic diversity - The Local Board is committed to meeting the emergency needs throughout the entire county

  • Populations served - The Local Board will prioritize populations that are deemed most at risk.

  • The Local Board will not fund programs with outstanding compliance issues or that they determine will be unable to live up to the LRO certification requirements.


  • Program quality and effectiveness by reviewing the program description of the EFSP funded service and agency usages of historical funding allocations.

  • Impact of EFSP funding on services provided by considering the degree to which funds would make a significant impact on the program's service delivery to clients.

  • Use of agency's volunteers and in-kind donations.

  • Cost effectiveness and number of individuals served as described in agency applications